Tool Reviews

2021 Holiday Gift Guide

Ask any home-improvement enthusiast what tops their holiday wish list, and I doubt you’ll hear requests for calling birds or French hens. They’re more into

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2019 Holiday Gift Guide

It’s that time again—the holidays. As matter of fact, “that time” seems to arrive earlier every year and if retail stores were to have their

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Handy Tools for 2019

From the weekday jobsite to the weekend home-improvement project, there’s a lot of work to be done, and for that we need tools. Here’s a

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Advancements in Fasteners

You can’t overstate the importance of reliable fasteners, and that’s why industry leaders routinely upgrade their product lines to make them stronger, easier to use,

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Wood Tool Roundup

By Matt Weber From trim carpentry and furniture building to deck construction and house framing, if you work with wood, you’ll enjoy this issue’s overview

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Routers in Review

Add Detail to Your Woodwork Routers are the most popular power tools among woodworkers and DIY’ers for creating a decorative profile along the edge of

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Holiday Gift Guide

Who needs shopping malls? Extreme How-To has got you covered for the holidays. We’ve collected a list of cool gift ideas for virtually every member

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Woodworking Tool Roundup

From making your own picture frames to constructing your own furniture, woodwork is one area where many DIY’ers cut their teeth and where many skilled

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Deck Product Update

Decks offer homeowners a versatile way to customize their outdoor entertainment area. From a wide range of building materials to an even wider array of

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Garage Gear 2016

By Matt Weber The garage: built to shelter vehicles but used for a little of everything. Whether your garage serves as a mechanic’s workshop, a

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April Hot Products

TimberTech Tropical Collection TimberTech’s new re-designed Tropical collection features rich colors and textures inspired by beautiful, reclaimed wood. In recent independent consumer testing, the new

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Jigsaw Evolution

                By Matt Weber Jigsaws are lightweight, easy to use and extremely versatile. To some degree, a jigsaw

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Gear Up Your Work Zone

Equip your garage, basement or workshop with the tools and supplies you need to tackle home projects, both big and small. Moduline Since the company’s

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Woodworking Tools

Handy Tools for the DIY Woodworker By Tom Matthews SawStop Jobsite Saw The new SawStop Jobsite Saw is the first portable jobsite saw with flesh-detecting

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Paint Tools Update

  Hands-down the most popular project among do-it-yourselfers, painting is a fundamental way to transform the look and feel of any room or object, indoors

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Impact Driver Update

New Tools & Accessories               Impact Drivers are a relatively new power-tool category that’s taken the construction world by

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New Jigs and Accessories

By Matt Weber Jigs and tool accessories provide a handy way to get more efficiency, more versatility or more accuracy from your powered equipment. Attach

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March Hot Products

          Elastilon Elastilon is a patented self-adhesive hardwood flooring installation system that can replace nails, nailing guns, compressors, messy adhesives, specialized

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Holiday Gift Guide

This holiday season, give a gift that keeps on giving—one that can be used on many home projects yet to come. Stuff your stockings with

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Tools Unplugged

By Matt Weber Power tools are nice, but once America’s grid collapses in the wake of an electromagnetic pulse attack, how are you going add

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Fall Hot Products

                Wagner Introduces the FLEXiO 590 Sprayer The FLEXiO 590 Sprayer is an indoor/outdoor hand-held sprayer for all

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May Hot Products

Oneida Super Dust Deputy Oneida Air Systems’ new Super Dust Deputy can turn your inefficient single-stage dust collector into a super cyclonic collector. This molded,

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December Hot Products

  ShopBot Desktop CNC Tool The ShopBot Desktop is a small-footprint CNC machine for hobbyists, educators, and small and mid-size business owners. It serves as

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Laser Tools for 2013

Matt Weber     Modern technology is a mixed bag. Although I’m generally disappointed in the glaring absence of flying cars and hover-boards that I

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October Hot Products

  The Energy Detective 5000-C The Model TED 5000-C home energy monitor comes with all the components necessary to keep track your home’s energy usage,

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Router Bit Review

By Matt Weber (originally published November 2011)       From the professional carpenter to the hobbyist woodworker, routers are amazingly versatile tools that can

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Hot Product

Mule garage fan
MULE Garage Fan

The MULE Garage Fan is a high-velocity, 18-inch fan built for garages, workspaces, fitness centers, warehouse spaces and more – and powerfully designed to keep any space cool and comfortable, even during the hottest months. Designed with unmatched versatility and portability, the MULE Garage Fan features a universal mounting system and eight-foot standard power cord, […]

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